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Hazelnut Cake with Praline and Milk Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This decadent hazelnut-chocolate layer cake from baker John Barricelli's "The SoNo Baking Company Cookbook" is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser: Serve for an elegant birthday dessert or showstopping end to any meal.

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, Episode 6092
Servings Yield


For the Hazelnut Sponge Cake

For the Milk Chocolate Buttercream


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How would you rate this recipe?
  • holidaybakerman
    7 SEP, 2015
    Way too much almond extract. reduce it by 1/12
  • nigruzdeva
    10 JUL, 2012
    The cake was tasty but i wouldnt say its smth special,nicee but not the best
  • scbluebird1
    1 FEB, 2012
    I made this last week for my daughter' birthday. It was delicious! However, since I couldn't find hazelnut paste, and was unsure of my ability to make it, I made the whole recipe with just the milk chocolate instead, and served slices sprinkled with toasted chopped hazelnuts.

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